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Sports News of Thursday, 6 December 2018


Columbus Crew star Afful confident former coach Berhalter can make USMNT sparkle again

Defender Harrison Afful believes his former coach at Columbus Crew Gregg Berhalter can make the US Men's National Team an unbeatable side after being handed the job.

The Ghana international was signed by Berhalter and went to play four seasons under him before being his appointment.

Berhalter has been touted as the man to make the Stars and Stripes great again

The USA missed out qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup and have hired the former to bring them back.

His former student Afful has no doubts Berhalter fits the bill to turn things around.

''I think Greg is the type of coach who always wants to bring the best out of his players. It is a privilege for me to work under him and I have learnt a lot of good things that will help me in my career,'' Afful told Joy Sports Ibrahim Ridwan Asante.

''I believe the US national team know best and they made the right choice so I just wish him well and I believe they will also support him with everything.''

Afful is getting ready to play his fifth season with Columbus Crew next year.